UPRI at the 10th National Social Science Congress

The research team (L-R). Abraham Ongkiko, Victor Zoe Obedicen, Ana-Marie Alfelor-De Jesus, Flordeliz Agra, Hazel Lamberte, Florence Pasos and Dr. Emmanuel Luna

The University of the Philippines Resilience Institute (UPRI), led by Dr. Emmanuel M. Luna, former Director of the Education Division, conducted a panel presentation at the Philippine Social Science Council (PSSC) 10th National Social Science Congress with the theme “Centering the Social Sciences in Future-Proof Health and Well-Being” held at Silliman University, Dumaguete City from 27 to 29 July 2023. The Congress gathered and convened  social scientists, scholars/experts, researchers, academics, policymakers, legislators, local officials, donor agencies, development workers, and civil society organizations to be involved in the discussion by sharing the results of their research and  also a great venue for networking and to have future research collaborations. The total number of participants was around 299. A total of 160 research papers were presented during the Congress.

Dr. Luna as the program lead presented the rationale, objectives, and methodology of the project. He also presented the paper on the community governance of Covid 19 outbreaks in the selected communities.

The panel presentation was for the research program entitled “Socio-economic Impacts of Covid-19 Outbreak in Selected Urban and Rural Communities” co-funded by the University of the Philippines-System Administration and the Department of Science and Technology–Philippine Council on Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD).  The research team members were composed of faculty and staff from various Constituent Universities and campuses, specifically, UP Manila, UP Los Baños and UP Diliman. The research program produced eight (8) research papers which were all presented in the congress.

Assistant Professor Ana Marie Alfelor-De Jesus of the UP Diliman Extension Program in Pampanga (UPDEPP) presenting her paper on People’s Understanding of Covid 19
Assistant Professor Florence Pasos of the College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD) during her presentation on the impact of the Covid 19 outbreak on the education of children
Mr. Jose Abraham Ongkiko, Chief Science Research Specialist of UPRI Institution Building, presented the paper entitled “Social Conflict and Social Cohesion in Urban and Rural Communities During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Cases from the City of Manila, Quezon City, Porac, Pampanga, and Siniloan, Laguna”
Ms. Flordeliz Agra, Senior Science Research Specialist of the Education Division also presented a paper entitled “Understanding the Differential Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on Women in Rural and Urban Communities in the Philippines.”
Assistant Professor Hazel Cometa-Lamberte of the CSWCD presented the impacts of the Covid 19 outbreak to the psychosocial condition of the communities.
Assistant Professor Victor Zoe Obedicen, also from the CSWCD, presented the economic impacts that the Covid 19 pandemic had on the communities.